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Genetics, Molecular Biology and the Law


ISBN13: 9780854900404
Published: January 2010
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00



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This timely book provides a comprehensive treatment of the interface between the law and modern science as represented by genetics and molecular biology, albeit in a highly digestible and lucid style. Chapters are:-

  • The Basics of Molecular Biology (the genome, genetics, proteomics);
  • Criminal Law (molecular transfer processes;
  • theft of DNA; forensic mathematics; keynote cases);
  • Aspects of Civil Law (paternity and maternity;
  • retention of DNA and privacy;
  • DNA in medical law; (DNA, insurance and employment)
  • Intellectual Property (patenting genes, expressed sequence tags and single nucleotide polymorphisms, keynote cases in U.K. and U.S.A.);
  • Food (gene manipulation; aspects of tort; environmental risks);
  • International Law (genetically modified organisms, CITES and CBD, warfare and molecular biology).
Genetics, Molecular Biology and the Law provides practitioners and academics alike with a detailed analysis of how the law is responding to the latest advances in the increasingly complex fields of molecular biology and genetics.

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, Medical Law, Criminal Law, Food Law, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill
Contents:
Introduction
Abbreviations
A Note on Citations
Chapter 1 The Basics of Molecular Biology
Chapter 2 Criminal Law
Chapter 3 Aspects of Civil Law
Chapter 4 Intellectual Property
Chapter 5 Food
Chapter 6 International Law
Index